Baba’s Giant Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) An elegant giant dahlia-flowered zinnia dating back to the 1920’s. This strain has been in our family for over 75 years. My mother saved the seed from plants (still there today) in her mother’s farmyard in Fisher Branch, Manitoba. The densely pink-purple petaled, double flowers can exceed 4-5 inches across making them an aesthetic masterpiece, especially when grown in clumps. Deadheading will ensure showy vibrant stands for the length of the season. Three foot stems make this an ideal cutting flower. These are surprisingly tough plants that can adapt to drought and wet conditions. We are excited to offer this family heirloom for the first time.
25 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Broadcast seed on top of soil and lightly cover with dome or plastic film until emergence. Keep under full light and harden plants off 7-10 days before lining out.